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UBPO's annual conference

A Reception Committee(RC) was formed with Ardhendra Basumatary as president and Bonti Rabha as general secretary to hold second annual conference of the United Bodo People's Organization (UBPO) and its 'Foundation Day' is scheduled to be held on July 17 and 18 next at Joypukhuri playground, Sisupani of Golaghat district.

Stating in a press release issued by Gambaru Muchahary, general secretary and Anil Basumatary, spokesman of the organization said that the organisation has decided  to intensify their movements and to mount pressure the governments for early granting of a grand Autonomous Council for the down-trodden Boro-Kachari indigenous tribal people living outside the jurisdiction of the BTAD and other 8 (eight) point charter of demands submitted by memorandum to Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi on March 5 last this year.The organisation said that an executive committee meeting of UBPO was held at Bathoupuri, Dwimalu Path Gorchuk in Guwahati discussed the pros and cons ongoing NRC update process and the organisation hailed the decisions of the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), action taken in this regard and also the meeting appeals the Bodo people living in Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and some parts of the country for their means of livelihood; but they are real voters of Assam to come for taking-up their names in NRC update process without further delay.

The meeting also condoled over the death of Arup Gwra Basumatary, founder speaker of the ABSU  on June 19 expressed deep concern that Bodo peoples lost a great organizer and a nationalist Bodo leader,the released added.

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Assam bandh total, ends peacefully

11 Sep 2017 - 5:25pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The 12 hour statewide Assam bandh hits normal life  in the lower BTAD region on Monday.  

  Called  by All Bodo Student's Union(ABSU), People's Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement (PJACBM) and National Democratic Front of Bodoland-Progressive(NDFB-P) to put pressure government for early amicable solution of Bodoland issue, ensure political rights to the Bodos, who are living outside of proposed Bodoland., the bandh was total which ended at 5 in the afternoon.

  Bandh supporters enforced it shouting slogans against government and by burning tyres at various places like at Maldang bazaar JD Road, Kachugaon, Bishmuri in Kokrajhar district. In Chirang, bandh supporters obstructed moving of all kinds of communication at Kajalgaon, Bijni along the 31C national highway.

 The ABSU and its allied movement groups urged government to solve the Bodoland issue through political dialogue as soon as possible. They have warned to take vigorous agitation if their demand and issues are not solved in immediate manner.

Promod Boro, president of ABSU said that the bandh was called to make aware on demand of Bodoland issue to the government. The ABSU and its allied movement groups have been carrying several agitation programmes seeking statehood to gain healthy living and integration in the region since long decades, yet fruitful results are to come.

. ‘The Bodos want to live with dignity and prosperity in the world. So, movement and protests are main strategy to put pressure government while seeking separate homeland and justice’, Boro said.

He has alleged that government has been tactically delaying the Bodoland state issue of which why the movement groups have to initiate bandh as well protest programmes in support of the issues. He has urged the government to step with pragmatic initiative to solve the long standing demand of Bodoland state.

 

  Prahalad Brahma, ABSU leader said that Bodo’s organizations have been taking movement initiative since five decades demanding Bodoland statehood, yet no fruitful results reached till date. He said even government has been holding tripartite talks on Bodoland issue on several occasion, but no final shape as well positive peak achieved into Bodoland issue.